Finally getting into the zeitgeist. I wanted to focus on my favorite part of the new Batgirl costume: those kickin’ yellow Doc Martens.
(I submitted to this the @BatgirlOfBurnside Tumblr that Cameron Stewart put together, where it has 17 notes as of right now. But somehow when I submitted it, it seems not to have attached my name. Guess I’m not gonna get any new followers out of that, then, huh? :)
Sketch of the New Batgirl and New Spider-Woman!
Apparently, when I draw superheroes, they just stand around and talk about their rad shoes??
I don’t read much in the way of superhero books, but I love the new Batgirl design by Cameron Stewart/Babs Tarr, and the new Gwen Stacy Spider-Woman by Robbi Rodriguez. I love the combining of design elements from both Superhero design, and street gear.
Anyways, I thought I’d sketch the two of them. Somehow, I ended up with this.
I don’t even know. I guess this is what you get from a guy who also wanted to draw Thor, but ended up having him pour coffee.
I’m practicing doing more cartoony stuff for a possible comic strip/webcomic/graphic novel/something. I’m currently heavily inspired by the amazing Raina Telgemeier, which is probably obvious to anyone looking at this who’s familiar with her work.
(Done in Manga Studio 5, about an hour or so.)
Perspective Grid 101!
I’ve had a few people ask me about perspective, so I figured it was time I just did one of these tutorials and did a step by step.
I hope it makes sense to people!
A couple of notes on this -
1. There are a number of different ways to make grids. This is what I do, and it works for me. I have found this to personally be the easiest method, however if something else works better for you, use it!
2. This tutorial is designed for people who work traditionally. If you do your drawing in photoshop or manga studio, there are many quicker and more effective ways to make grids. I do all of my drawing on paper, and so this method is very useful for me.
3. Despite the appearance, this is actually really fast once you get the hang of it. Yes, it’s still faster in photoshop, but I can easily make a good grid on my page in less that 5 minutes, often under 2. The more you practice and understand the basic concept, you’ll figure out ways other ways to use it, and it will become like second nature. When I first started it often took me 20 minutes or more.
4. Feel free to share this, if you want to use it elsewhere, ask me first! If I can help people make better comics, I’m all for it!
This Tutorial ©ErykDonovan
A good method for formalizing improvised perspective
I watched Brian Stelfreeze give an impromptu demonstration for this method for creating a perspective grid for about five people at Heroes Con in Charlotte in 1996, and A) I’ve never forgotten the lesson and B) thought Stelfreeze teaching it was about the coolest thing I’d ever seen.